Leveraging the increased capacity of our industrial kitchen in Jamaica Plain, Community Servings has been selling our culturally appropriate and nutritious meals to schools and other nonprofits that serve vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly.
Our social enterprise partners include:
- Mission Grammar, a nonprofit parochial school in the low-income community of Mission Hill. Before purchasing our nutritious kid-friendly lunches for their students, Mission Grammar was buying meals from a local pizza shop.
- The MATCH School and KIPP Academy, MATCH School is a public charter school with campuses in Jamaica Plain and Allston/Brighton. We are currently feeding MATCH's middle school students. KIPP is a college preperatory program dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities. We currently feed KIPP's students.
- Ethos, a nonprofit organization that provides community- and home-based care to the elderly, to whom we sell meals for individuals with kidney disease and those who prefer a vegetarian diet.
- The Summer Food Program, a program funded by the Department of Education. In the summer of 2008 we fed breakfast and lunch to inner city school kids at three scattered sites.
- Common Art, an arts program for homeless men and women, funded by St. Cecila's Parish, Boston. We provided meals for the program's participants.
Community Servings uses the revenue earned from this venture to provide free meals to our sick and hungry clients. With this model, our goal is to "self-fund" 100 of the clients on our free meals service, guarding against the ebb and flow of fundraising during these tumultuous economic times.